Maximilian Günther completed second in Marrakesh for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport staff. It was Günther’s second top-three consequence with BMW i Andretti Motorsport within the #28 BMW iFE.20, having beforehand taken victory in Santiago (CHI). He climbs into fourth place within the Drivers’ Championship, simply behind team-mate Alexander Sims in third.
Sims additionally drove a powerful race, however was sadly pressured to retire from fifth place shortly earlier than the end. BMW i Andretti Motorsport is presently second within the Staff standings with 90 factors.
Günther began from second place on the grid after a robust efficiency in qualifying. He set the quickest time within the common qualifying session, incomes himself a degree in the direction of the Drivers’ Championship. Within the Tremendous Pole, he was solely overwhelmed by António Félix da Costa (POR, DS Techeetah), who was simply zero.069 seconds faster.
Günther spent a lot of the early levels of the race, wherein effectivity and vitality administration performed a key position, difficult for the lead. Eventual winner Félix da Costa pulled clear within the closing levels, whereas Günther was embroiled in a spectacular battle for second place with Jean-Éric Vergne (FRA, DS Techeetah).
Günther made the decisive overtaking manoeuvre on the ultimate lap.
Sims began the race from eighth place and focussed on saving as a lot vitality as doable within the first half of the race. That paid dividends in a while within the race and, as he did in Mexico Metropolis (MEX), Sims began to struggle his method again by way of the sector to fifth place. Shortly earlier than the tip of the race, a scrap with Edoardo Mortara (ITA, Venturi) resulted involved that broke the monitor rod on the #27 BMW iFE.20.
Sims was pressured to retire from the race on the ultimate lap.